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ad-lib - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ad-lib

(noun) remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
Example Sentence
  • his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians

(verb) perform without preparation
Example Sentence
  • he extemporized a speech at the wedding

(adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
Example Sentence
  • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
  • an extemporaneous piano recital
  • an extemporary lecture
  • an extempore skit
  • an impromptu speech
  • offhand excuses
  • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
  • an off-the-cuff toast
  • a few unrehearsed comments

(adj) said or done without having been planned or written in advance
Synonyms : spontaneous , unwritten
Example Sentence
  • he made a few ad-lib remarks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ad-lib

one need to be "spontaneous" to do ads
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